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November 2021
President's Message
This month we continued to see our membership grow and we delivered another outstanding webinar to keep you informed of the latest trends.

Let's begin with the November 5, 2021 IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) Virtual Student Leadership Conference. We provided the financial support to enable 50 students to register for the conference. The students connected with well-known companies and organizations and learned from industry experts. The students also joined our chapter this month and we welcome them and others who chose to be a part of our enthusiastic community. IMA membership enhances your resume and helps you build a great networking platform. Members can use the information found at https://www.imanet.org/students/student-membership?ssopc=1 to encourage other students to join.

We also continued our discussions on environmental, social, and governance issues with a November 10, 2021 webinar on A Bigger Investment Mindset. During this webinar, we had over 50 attendees and we discussed how investors are considering their values and using their investment capital to solve problems. We thank all those who participated in the event.

Our next webinar will help you prepare for a significant, upcoming event affecting all of us - taxes. Our Tax: Changing Landscape webinar will discuss how tax laws affect all organizations and citizens and will be presented on December 8, 2021 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Use this link to register.

Ensure that you visit the IMA website and take advantage of the educational resources and events that IMA offers. Also, the web site https://www.imanet.org/membership/benefits?ssopc=1 describes many of the benefits you may wish to share with others, encouraging them to join IMA and our local chapter.
Thank you for supporting our IMA local chapter and I'm looking forward to your participation in our next webinar!

Kathleen Sobieralski

IMA Nation's Capital Chapter
Welcome New Members!
Members Joining in October 2021
Austin Adams
Ken Akinyemi
Joseph Amoah
Marie Armstrong
Eugene Hillary Austin
Cassandra Bostic
Vernice Brown
Lianne Bruni
Laura Cain
Anna Callahan
Elena Candu
Ebony Clay
Janell Cruey
Leah Deffes
Patricia Delgado
Jennifer Dorr
Lorena Evans
Kelly Fitzgerald
Samranjit Gosal
Rockesha Harris
Shannon Harris
Patrice Hendricks
Zeneida Hernandez
Shannell Hibbert
Aujhile Hilliard
Danyal Johnson
Magdalene Karimi
Mr. Douglas V. Kaspar, CMA, CPA
Francis Kesterman
Fatou Khouma
Hamzat Kiawen
Nicole Lawrence
Xarien Lyday
Oji S Maduka
Lashonda Manning
Elisa Martinez
Bryan McDonald
Erika Melton
Zauria Minson
Julio Nunez
Dina Ponce-Reyes
Katie Reyes
Irina Reznik
Daniel Rivera Marrero
Vaniza Rodrigues
Jamiece Sanders
Sisavda Sar
Melissa Spratt
Lisa Stephens
Paulette Stiff
Shaneika Wilson
Jeffrey Winns II
Members Celebrating Anniversaries
Mr. Rakesh Arora, CMA, CFM 25 Years
Paula M. Barkstedt 50 Years
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Member Passing the CMA Exam
Ruth Oremeyi Danimoh, CMA
Our 2021 Webinars Have Begun!
A Bigger Investment Mindset
Our November 10, 2021 webinar, discussed the trend toward using investment capital to solve problems rather than simply considering risks, rewards, and investment goals. Jeff Shafer, Chief Executive Officer for CommonGood Capital and CommonGood Securities discussed the history of this trend and the forces pushing it forward.
December 8 2021 Speaker
Tax: Changing Landscape

December 8, 2021
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Speaker: Jason Darby, CPA
Senior Director
Tax Acceptance Insurance

Tax issues and updates appear in the news almost daily. This session explains changes in place and highlights issues not yet resolved. Attendees will gain an understanding of the key terms and responsibilities involved as well as options to stay updated on the latest tax trends and concerns. Attend to learn how tax issues and laws affect all organizations and citizens..
Webinar Announcement

Additional Future Webinars: Save the Dates!
Save the dates of our other upcoming webinars:

  • February 9, 2022, Economic Development: Why it Matters, Speaker: Dr. Brandon Schweitzer, ACUE Collegiate Associate Professor; School of Business, Accounting; UMGC

  • March 9, 2022, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Speaker: Darryl A. Jackson, MBA, CAE, IOM, Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants)

  • April 27, 2022, Three Lines of Defense: New Model, COSO and Applications, Speaker: Sylvia Anderson, CPA, CMA, CIA, CFE

All webinars will begin at 6:00 pm and conclude by 7:00 pm.
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